Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Update Your Look: Shop Direct Sales

Update Your Look: Shop Direct Sales

Update Your Look: Shop Direct Sales by noel-giger featuring a dot dress

You can't afford a trip to New York to replace your wardrobe? No worries! Your local direct sales reps can help you update your look for less. PLUS, you'll be helping a small business thrive!

Featured here:
Jamberry Nails:
fibi & clo:
Perfectly Posh:
Initials Inc.:
Park Lane Jewels:

Dot dress

Fibi and Clo New York
$45 -

Why Jamberry?

First - congratulations to Lisa G. of Missouri for winning the Jamberry Easter Basket giveaway!

Many friends have asked me why are you doing this Jamberry?  I thought you were taking it easy!"

As I re-read my post where I announced my resignation from Gold Canyon, I was reminded of just how crazy busy I was last year, and how dangerously close I can come to that again!

When I discovered Jamberry in November of 2011, I considered adding it as a second business.  I even requested a sample from a consultant in California.  I told a few friends about it, but never did much more research into it.  In January one of those friends sent me this:

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Autism Awareness

I don't know a lot about autism.  My entire exposure is limited to a boy that I knew growing up who was very strange, and a little girl that I used to babysit who had seizures and I was taught how to roll her on her side to keep her from "swallowing her tongue".  I've seen lots of articles about autism, many friends have posted, some acquaintances on Facebook have autistic children - but I didn't really know what it was!  Here is a good description from The Autism Society of America:
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a "spectrum disorder" that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today.

Last day to enter! Jamberry Review & Giveaway

There are over 350 entries - how many of them are YOURS?

Monday, March 12, 2012

$$$$ help Riley Lamphear raise some $$$$

A little girl named Riley is so very sick. Her best hope is a trip to Boston for specialized care. Please read on and help as you are able!

Riley has suffered terribly with a disease called PEPD, a pain disorder that is a daily struggle. It is extremely rare. Riley has an opportunity to see a doctor in Boston, Massachussetts. They live in Charlotte, North Carolina. This trip is important, but the funds are not there yet.

I am asking all of us to give thanks for our healthy families through GIVING to help her. How many of us ate lunch at a restaurant today with our families? How many of us give in and buy a toy in line at the grocery store? We are so blessed. I am asking all of us to step up, for someone who would never ask for help.

So - how can you help?

Hey Evite - Let me IN!

I am the Insider you’ve been looking for!  
(anyone else wanna be considered?  Check out Evite's new Insider Program!)
I have 15 years of event planning experience (I used to own my own company!) and I think every day is an excuse to party!  In addition, I am a direct sales consultant for 2 different companies, (Gold Canyon & Jamberry Nails) and always encourage my hostesses to use Evite as part of their communication and invitation strategy! 

What on Earth is a KNORK? #SuperEvents Giveaway {3/18}

Are you ready for a Super Giveaway Event with the chance to win an amazing prize?  
I am so excited to share with you all KNORK!
KNORK enhances the dining experience by integrating a fork with the functionality of a knife built in. 
 And they are AWESOME!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunday Strolling Blog HOP @ The Chickenista Reviews

 NO RULES HERE~!! Just link your Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, Alexa review page, GFC, twitter whatever you'd like. Sundays are chilaxin so kick back and let's boost our blogs while we take a stroll and find new favorites♥ 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Auction for Elias {fundraiser for family of 3 year old who passed away}

My heart is heavy to share the pain of another mother who has buried her child.  
Amanda, from Our Crazy House, has just buried 3 year old Elias.

Hug your kids.  Do it again.  We are not promised tomorrow.
With loving memories of my Ian Wesley

Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop: Jamberry Nail Shields Easter Basket {ends 3/24/12}

congratulations to Lisa G. of Missouri,
winner of the Jamberry Easter Basket giveaway!

Welcome to the Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaNYC and Sweeping The USA! There are some great giveaways and a GRAND PRIZE – an iRobot Roomba {$299 value}, which is a robot that will actually vacuum your floors! This event will run from March 10-24, 2012. Keep reading to find out what I am giving away, but don’t forget to enter for a chance at our GRAND PRIZE – and hop down the linky list for a chance to win even MORE prizes!

I'm sponsoring this giveaway with a
Jamberry Nails Easter Basket!  

Friday, March 9, 2012

On the road to healing...

We've just left for a wonderful weekend of restoration and healing at Camp Sol.

If you know of a family in the DFW-area that has lost a child and still has kids at home - please pass this to them!  Camp Sol has been an integral part of our family's healing process.  It is so rewarding to go now and help other families while remembering our son, Ian.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Crafting with a toddler

If you're like me, that title brings simultaneous emotions of excitement and dread!  I'm always (ALWAYS) happy to create.  And I really enjoy helping my children express their own creativity.  And as a mom, I always tell them their project turned out great!  Even when they used too much glue. :)  I learned a long time ago not to be too critical, not to try to show them too much, not to make too many suggestions.  Once the supplies come out, it's game on!  They just want to go for it!

So, how do you do a project that you are both really proud of?  Here are a few suggestions - and I'd love to hear yours too!

Monday, March 5, 2012

BAM Blog Bump! {hop}

Calling all Mompreneurs!  Business Among Moms is hosting a HOP! They know that many Mompreneurs are also bloggers, so here’s your chance to network with others like you, visit some great blogs and get some new followers in return!
Please follow me on Linky Followers

or Networked Blogs
And join our hop!   Don't forget to enter to win Free Jamberry Nail Shields and other great prizes (list your giveaway on my linky too!)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lifecycle of a cereal box...

If you'd like to start earning RecycleBank rewards for watching this great short video - sign up first!

And if you like rewards - check out the very rewarding Givaway Link Up page!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop 3/10 - 3/24

Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop Event

I just signed up for the...

Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop!

Come Join Me! {and mention that I referred you!}
Blogger signups are opening up for the Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop! Interested in joining in the fun and increasing your readership? Keep reading below for more details and learn more about how this event will work. This is going to be an excellent opportunity for you to start thinking about that dreaded housekeeping chore: SPRING CLEANING!
WHAT: Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop
HOSTED BY: MamaNYC and Sweeping The USA
WHEN: March 10th @ 12:01 AM (EST) until March 24th @ 11:59PM (EST)
HOW: There is a $5.00 entry fee for this event.
* There will be a GRAND PRIZE for this event! The Rafflecopter form will be hosted on MamaNYC and Sweeping The USA. Prize and sponsor will be announced on March 1, 2012. 
* There will be a 2ND PLACE CASH PRIZE for this event! The entry fee for this giveaway hop event will be used (100%) towards the 2nd Place cash prize.
*There is a good chance we will also have a 3RD PLACE PRIZE! Hosts will announce any future developments and/or sponsors as this event unfolds.    
  • REFERRAL PRIZE! Help Sweeping The USA and MamaNYC spread the word and win a prize!
    • The blogger with the MOST referral signups will receive a $20.00 PayPal CASH prize! All you need to do is help spread the word about this giveaway!

Friday, March 2, 2012

The End of Frustration

When I was in the hospital with pneumonia in December, a dear friend visited me and gave me a book called "The Secret Place of Strength".  She also gave me a journal and encouraged me to write.  To restate what the devotion said, to write my questions, to write my observations, my prayers, whatever!  I've been going through it as my daily (almost every day!) devotional.

Something wonderful has happened: I look forward to devotion time.  For a long time I've felt like I "should" do devotions.  I've tried.  I've got a ton of books.  I've got a ton of Bibles!  I've got a ton of good intentions!  But the time always felt pained, not quite wasted, but not fulfilling either.  (Is anyone else identifying with me?  I can't be the only "good Christian girl" who didn't live for devotional time!)  They have always been viewed as a chore; something else on the to do list that never got done.  I've never really been able to see them as "me time" - something that I do for my own pleasure and encouragement.  I've always felt they were part of the grading stick that I was failing.

Since I've been using this book and journal, I enjoy spending time with God.  I have always enjoyed worship, going to church, etc. - but devotion time has been less than thrilling.  Recently, I have been able to hear Him calling to me when the house is still "come sit with me".

I don't blog these times - they are mine!  However, as I was reflecting today, I felt I really needed to share a revelation with you!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

I want a FREE sample of Jamberry Nail Shields!

Shhhh.... The offer below was so popular, I had to take it down!  It was shared on several (25+) freebie and coupon sites, which resulted in over 9,000 requests!  YIKES!  I want to help you love Jamberry, and if you are truly interested in trying the product and/or signing up for the business opportunity, please click here to sign up for my monthly(ish) newsletter and while you are there, you can request a free sample!

~~~Original Post~~~~

DFW Jamberry Nails Review & Giveaway!

Congratulations Charissa Jackson!

I got my Jamberry Nails samples on a Wednesday at noon.  I waited patiently to try them.  Until my daughter got home from school!  LOL

Jamberry has vinyl nail shields that are applied with the use of heat (from a hair dryer) and pressure (from your fingers or an orange stick).  They form a tight bond to the nail that lasts and lasts.

I did her nails first, then my own.

Walk & Work With Style GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to the Mega Prize Giveaway
Walk & Work With Style
March 1-18, 2012
Walk and Work with Style giveaway
Sponsored by:
And Hosted by:
The Prizes You will be competing for:
Sony Wi-Fi Camera ~ 2 Winners
Sony wi-fi camera
Kingston Wi-Drive 32GB ~ 2 Winners
Kingston wi-drive
Sports Watches with Rhinestone Bezel ~ 4 Winners
sports watches with rhinestone bezzle
We live in times when comfort and style really matter. That's why we chose to go with the prizes that are very handy for anybody in this busy life. These products will definitely contribute to your work, to your hobby, to your creative projects.

All this is possible with the help of The Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research. What is it? It is closer to home than you may think. This non-profit Foundation puts forward all its resources into education and active involvement of people like you and I in the conservation of the Rainforest. It does it with workshops, trips to the Peruvian Amazon, connecting educational institutions with each other, and supporting indiginous people.

Do we really care if the Rainforest vanishes from the face of the Earth? You bet. And you'd better be proactive NOW. If all of the Rainforest goes away, we will be experiencing one of those cataclizms like in a horrific movie.

We want to continue to live, and to blog. And blog happily.
Let's celebrate our connections with each other and with Nature.
Let's Walk & Work With Style, while always caring about the interconnectidness of this Universe.

We would love to Thank All These Great Blogs who came through strongly with their support for this occassion. Our applause to each and every one of you:

Don't stop - there's lots more good stuff...

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