Friday, July 22, 2011

Houston we have a problem.....

Somehow my blog has been hijacked and I have a  "click this offer" screen before getting to my posts. I wanted to let you all know I didn't put  it there and I won't be posting until I figure out how to get it down

It seems that the problem has been resolved. The problem was with one of my feed hosts.If for any reason you were getting my posts e-mailed to you and no longer are please re-enter your address in the box on the right.

Friday Fab Find-Hontest Tea Review

Hot enough for ya?  Being that most of the country feels like it's sitting on the  face of the sun I figured today was a good day to post my review on a refreshing drink.

I recently had the opportunity to review 2 different products from the Honest Tea company. I've made no secret to the fact the I am a huge tea drinker so I was thrilled that one of the samples I received was the Half & Half- half ice tea half lemonade. It has a very unique taste, not quite ice tea not lemonade but all together delicious! Super refreshing and at only 48 calories a serving( bottle is 2 servings) it's something I won't feel guilty indulging myself with.Best yet all the ingredients are organic and fair trade certified

The second drink I sampled was the Zero Calorie Classic Lemonade. Zero Calories! Nothing about this drink taste diet. Just sweet enough with the tangy lemon bite at the finish.The secret to the no-calorie sweetness is Stevia. Like the tea all the ingredients are organic and fair trade certified.

I absolutely loved the Honest Tea I sampled and can't wait to try the other 35+ great flavors they offer.

Available in stores nationwide.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thursday's Three-Summer Goals

I know that summer is halfway over but I figured if I listed my goals I would be motivated to complete them.

1. Tone Tone Tone

I'm actually fine with my weight but not with my shape. My body is what I like to call "skinny fat". Meaning my weight is low but I still have too many wiggly bits. I want to tone my arms so they stop moving when I do,ditch my unloved handles and pick my butt up so it's stops creeping down the back of my thighs.

2. Finish my DIY projects

I love DIY projects-as you can see in my tag tag line- but finding the time to finish them is something else. I have an adorable chair that I bought at a yard sale that I started to strip last year and never finished. My front door was painted black but needs a second coat and I need to apply the vinyl lettering I bought for it. That is just 2 of the many things I still want to complete.

3. Work Less
Having your own business can be both a blessing and a curse. The blessing is I work from home,can make my own hours,I'm my own boss etc. The curse is I work from home,can make my own hours,I'm my own boss.
Apparently I'm a lousy boss- I make myself I stay on the computer doing god what knows while I should be outside enjoy the weather,hanging with the girls or reconnecting with friends. Summer is short-I need to enjoy it more and cut back on my computer time.

Pretty simple goals- I'll let you know how I do

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Slap Wear Watch Review & Discount Code

If you were a kid in the late 80's you will remember the slap bracelet fad. Well guess what! Not only are they back but now they are available as fabulous watches! I was recently fortunate to review these watches from  So~ mine Slapwear. I received 2 watches and I love them. I wanted a white watch for the summer and the watch I received was perfect.

 I have very skinny wrists and often have a hard time finds watches that fit comfortably and don't slip down onto my hand.Not a problem with this- it's made with a silicone band which securely wraps around your wrist-no slipping!
 I'm pretty hard and my watches and this watch can take a beating. I got it very dirty gardening and it cleaned up to like new with just soap and water.

One of the features I liked the best is you can interchange the faces. Besides the white watch with also reviewed a green watch. Simply pop of the face and pop it into a different band and you have a completely different look

Some of the other watch features are
  • Available in 8 vivid fashion colors
  • One size fits all
  • Stainless steel back
  • Replaceable button battery
  • Limited one-year battery
  • nice wide band measures 11"Lx 1.125"W
  • 1" diameter face

My SlapWear was nice enough to set up a discount code for my readers! Use code BlogS7711 for 20% off your order. Watches are $19.99 so with discount you can get a watch for only  $15.99  and shipping is free!

I'm using the code myself so the girls and I will be getting more of these in darker colors to take us through the fall.

Disclaimer: I was given a 2 watches to review & was not conpensated in any other way. My opinions are stickly my own and have in no way been influenced.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Well It's finally happened...I'm the parent of a teenager!

Today is Gabriella's birthday. Her 13th birthday. She's officially a teenage. How did this happen?

Wasn't it  just yesterday this was her?


I can't believe how fast it went from her needing my for everything to getting annoyed at me for trying to help.Watching her transform from an adorable little girl to the most extraordinary young woman  has been such a blessing.As much as I complain that my girls are growing up too fast,  I can't wait (well maybe I can wait a little) to see what this new chapter in our lives will bring.

Happy Birthday Gabriella
I love you so much & I'm so proud of the young lady you are becoming

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth Of July

I want to wish all my readers in the United States a very happy & safe Independance Day. To all my readers not in the US-have a terrific Monday!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Must See Summer Movie-Monte Carlo

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Monte Carlo. All opinions are 100% mine.


As a mom to 2 girls ages nearly 10 and  thisclose to 13 agreeing  on a movie to see together is not always an easy task. Either I don’t feel the movie they selected is  age-appropriate or they feel my selection is too young for them. Imagine how happy we were when we saw the preview for Monte Carlo starring the absolutely adorable  and extremely popular Selena Gomez.

Grace (Selena Gomez) is an ordinary girl who becomes accidental heiress when a summer trip to Paris turns into the fantasy of a lifetime. One a dream vacation, Grace, along with her best friend and step-sister, discover that the greatest adventure is finding out who they really are.

Take a peak at the preview yourself

Monte Carlo

Finally a movie that we can go out and enjoy together! This light-hearted romantic comedy gives the very positive message of being true to yourself- a message I ‘m always trying to instill in my daughters.


Monte Carlo also stars Katie Cassidy, Leighton Meester ( both from Gossip Girl)  Cory Monteith (from Glee) & Andie MacDowell who I very happy to see back on the screen.

Monte Carlo is now playing  in theaters  but don’t wait to get your tickets. You can order them right now online from Fandango

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I’m sure my girls and I will be enjoying Monte Carlo and I’m sure you will too

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