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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday Social #37


Before we start with today's Social Sunday I just want to say I hate the fact that I haven't blogged as much lately, things have just been so hectic and I have been under a lot of stress. There are only two weeks left of school (that's including finals week) so you can imagine how much work I have been doing, And since I have been doing so much homework I have been putting off finishing unpacking, which makes me stress out because I just want to be done with it and be done settling into our new place. And if that wasn't enough work has been a killer lately, plus we had a bomb threat yesterday. Thank goodness nothing bad happened, but because of the threat I ended up working a 11 hour shift. So you can imagine how exhausted I am. 

BUT after school is done I will have more time to dedicate to blogging which I am REALLY excited about! I have so many ideas for posts I cannot wait to publish, so just hang in there guys because some exciting things are gonna be happening SOON! Now enjoy today's Sunday Social:


Did you sleepwalk as a child?

Not at all, but my Momma said that I would sometimes talk in my sleep.

Did you ever try to run away or sneak out of your house?

I went through a "I hate everyone except my friends" phase. Which meant that I would get in a lot of arguments with my Mom. I don't exactly remember why but one time I decided to run away, I packed all my essentials and took off. I don't remember why I decided to come back. But now that I think back I feel so stupid for doing it. #shameonme

Did you have any imaginary friends?

NEVER! I always had someone to play with, if it wasn't my sister it was my cousins, or even my neighbors. 

Did you ever go toilet papering?

No! I have always been afraid of getting in trouble with the law. But I have always wanted to do it!

Did you ever sneak tv shows you weren't allowed to watch?

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My Mom wouldn't allow me to watch 'The Simpsons  or 'Dragon Ball" because they were too vulgar. I didn't care for The Simpsons much but I watched Dragon ball whenever I had the chance. hehe.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April Sponsor Giveaway

It's that time of the month again! My INCREDIBLE sponsors have come together to bring you this ROCKIN' giveaway! 


Let's meet the sponsors who took part of this and see what each one of them is bringing to the table:


(1)Sarah from Life in a Break Down (2)Bonnie from Beach Money CEO (3) Lanaya from Raising Reagan and Reagan's Toy Chest AND (4) Amy from Not Your Average Crazy. ALL came together to bring you a $40 dollar gift card of your choice! (Starbucks. Sephora or Target!)

(1) You can find Sarah on:

(2)You can find Bonnie on:

(3) You can find Lanaya on:

(4) You can find Amy on:


Beth from A Simple Kind of Love is donating a date jar [winners choice] from her shop!

You can find Beth on:



Lena from Lena B Actually is donating 1 month of ad space [200X300] valued at $20 value.

You can find Lena on:



Catie from Books, Beauty and Bars is donating 2 months of Large space valued at $24

You can find Catie on:



Shelby from Chasing Birdies is donating her featured ad space valued at $15.

You can find Shelby on:



And myself! I will be donating my VIP ad space valued at $15.

So you see there are some pretty prizes at stake, so make sure you read the 'Terms and conditions' before you enter! Winner will have 48 hours to claim the prizes, if she/he fails to do so then another winner will be drawn. This giveaway is open internationally! The more 'tasks' you do the better chance you will have of winning! So go on, have fun and enter! GOOD LUCK :)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday Social #36





 What is your shopping weakness?

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EVERYTHING! I can be a little of a shopaholic #sorrynotsorry

 What is your food weakness?



Mexican food, and food. I love me some good steak. My favorite place to go is Texas Roadhouse.

What is your go to movie to watch when nothing is on?



Sex and the city. I can watch both the movies and season DVDs over and over again without getting tired of them!

What is your go to breakfast food?

Scrambled eggs and toast! Or sometimes when I have the time I will make pancakes and bacon. Yum!

Do you drink coffee? If so, how do you take it?



I can't drink straight up coffee, so whenever I go to Starbucks I get either hot chocolate or a java chip frappuccino! It has coffee AND chocolate :)


Friday, April 19, 2013

[SPONSOR L♥VE] && A GIVEAWAY!

I truly apologize for being absent from my blog these past  couple of days, but as you all know from my Announcement && a giveaway post that I am currently moving to a new apartment. So it has been hectic, stressful and just plain tiring.

 So after finally having finished moving yesterday all I wanna do is relax and start organizing
 the new apartment because I do not want to continue living out of boxes. That is why I am glad that Sarah from Life in a Break Down is here to save the day!I love having past sponsors return to my blog! Makes me feel so loved! 

Tell me a little bit about yourself.


My name is Sarah and I blog over at Life in a Break Down I'm a 20 something year old (getting to close to 30 to want to admit it) I live with my other half Ash and our 3 pets - Sally the dog, Artie the Syrian Hamster and Robbie the Roborovski Hamster.

Where can we find you?


How did you come up with your blog’s name?

It's a bit of a play on words I suffer with mental health problems and I was writing about my life so it seemed like a perfect partnership - a lot of people don't work it out though it always makes me smile when people do :).

What kind of posts do you write?

I write about a little bit of everything really whatever takes my fancy as it is after all my place to remember good things.

Anything special going on with your blog?

I run a weekly blog hop over the weekend called I Love My Post where you can link up your favorite post from the past 7 days.

Any new products that you have tried that you would recommend to us?

"I'm totally in love with Mastic Spa at the moment - they are a Greek company that make products with Mastic and are trying to spread there wings over the world and honestly I adore the products they sent me try.

What items are you lusting over?

"There is so much I want at the moment I wrote a post the other day though about Rachel Boston and her jewelry and I need some in my life!

GIVEAWAY:






Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday Social #35 and a BIG Giveaway

I completely forgot to schedule this post! But with all the moving and stuff it just slipped my mind, but to make it up today's Sunday Social comes with a giveaway so ENJOY!


When did you join twitter?

I first joined twitter waay back in 2009, I went to San Antonio with my then ex boyfriend and his family. His sister’s boyfriend was talking about it so I decided to check it out, and well I got hooked! My first tweet was “hanging out with Marley, Presley and Jackson” which were actually the names of the dogs of my then boyfriend’s cousin. They were all so cute!

Who is your favorite non-celeb to follow?

I honestly do not have one L I enjoy reading everyone’s tweets but do not have a favorite, after all I follow like 900 people. It’s kind of hard to keep up with people.

Who is your favorite celeb to follow?


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I like Ellen DeGeneres, she is such a funny woman!

Have you ever had a celeb respond to a tweet?

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No *sniff sniff* I wish Channing Tatum would just say hi to me! If that happened I would die! He has been my crush for years now!

What is your favorite store/brand to follow?


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I like to follow my favorites like Maurices, Forever 21, Sephora, Ulta, etc. It’s a good way to keep up with them and see when they are getting new items, when stuff goes on sale or when they offer discounts!

I also like to follow Gossip girl, it’s not a store or a brand but they post good quotes from the show ;)

Give us three tweeps we should be following

 Lanaya at Raising Reagan
And of course the one and only  Amber at My three bittles!

NOW ON TO THE GIVEAWAY!!!




There is no doubt that Isabelle Thornton of Le Chateau des Fleurs is talented.  This French-girl-gone-Utah has a wildly popular blog full of interesting DIY posts, photography, giveaways, and great reviews.  Aside from being an awesome blogger, she also creates fun apps for phones.  Previously her "Make Me Skinny" or Bon Bon app has kept many entertained as they edited and adjusted photos on their iPhones, and now I'm excited to announce she's released an entirely new app!  This one is different, and for Android!





Let's face it, sometimes you spend more time with your smart phone than you do with your spouse, friends, coworkers, and family... You sleep with it, eat with it, and admit it-you take it to the bathroom with you!  With Smartphone DNA you are creating a new kind of experience with your Smartphone.



What is Smartphone DNA?  

Smartphone DNA is an app dedicated to Twitter users, and it allows you to collect your Twitter DNA via your Android phone, and then compare it against other twitter users to see how much you match!  This is a great way to locate new Twitter friends that have things in common with you! 



How it works:




  1. Smartphone DNA shows you a list of apps you currently have installed.


  2. You select the apps you want to share as part of your DNA


  3. Smartphone DNA shows you how closely you match the DNA of other users.






  4. Smartphone DNA is 100% secure and controlled by you.



    Win a Kindle Fire HD

    To celebrate the release of Smartphone DNA, Isabelle is offering one lucky newsletter subscriber  a brand new Kindle Fire HD!  Can you say wow?  This is the reader of all readers-with a 7" full color HD display, exclusive Dolby audio, and ultra-fast WiFi it's top of the line.  Don't miss out on this opportunity to have one for yourself!  Follow the break to enter the giveaway:


    Friday, April 12, 2013

    I love my post



    I love my post Welcome to the I Love My Post blog hop where we invite you to link up your favourite post of the week, to show it off and hopefully receive some love from the others partaking in the hop!





    If you are yet to participate in a hop they are really simple to get the hang of all you need to do is 'hop' around, hopefully finding some new great reads!





    The Rules are simple.





    1. Check out and follow the hosts and co-hosts. Leave them a comment if you would like them to follow back.

    2. Choose at least 3 other blogs and hop on over and leave them some love, plus let them know how you found them - I'm sure they would love it if you followed as well!



    3. Have Fun and come back next Saturday.





    Please just don't link up and click off to make this successful everyone needs to hop around!





    Your Host’s this week are:

    Sarah from Life in a Break Down

    Bex from Futures

    and our lovely co-hosts are:

    Kate from Another Clean Slate

    Jess from Girl Booklet

    Fiona from Dolly Dowsie

    Jutta from Hungry Little Girl





    I would love it if you would tweet, share on facebook or place our button on your blog, the more sharing we can get happening the bigger this hop can become!











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    This week's Featured Blogger is: Karen from Karen's Soiree

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    Her blog looks at her life as a wife and Momma she blogs recipes, party ideas (love the 1/2 birthday I think we all need one of those) and craft ideas you really need to pop over and have a look around and see what it is all about ~ Sarah





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    Monday, April 8, 2013

    Announcement && a giveaway

    Guys! I am SOO excited! My boyfriend and I are moving to a new apartment! I know that this is not a big announcement like 'having a baby' or "getting engaged" or even "buying a house" but we are pretty excited! The apartment where we are currently at is a two bedroom one bath, nothing too fancy. But the new apartment is a two bedroom TWO bath! Yay! No longer will I have to rush to get ready so my boyfriend can use the bathroom, now I can just take my sweet as time :)

    Also the new apartment is going to have a patio which we are both super excited about! The apartment where we live doesn't have a patio (it's more of a balcony shared between two apartments) and the realty company does not allow grills on premises, which to be honest we really didn't care about when we first moved in (February of last year) but by the time summer came by, and everyone else was having cook outs we were jealous :( Now we can't wait to have our first cook out on our new patio! Plus the apartment complex has a small pool which will be perfect for summer!

    But I think the best thing (in my opinion anyways) about the new apartment is that they allow pets! Which means that I get to see this pretty little face everyday.

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    She has been living with  my parents for the past year and I see her whenever I go visit, which is not too often. I know that my parents have grown really attached to her (specially my Mom) so I am afraid she is not gonna take it so well. But I will deal with that when the time comes.

    Because now I have to pack everything by Thursday night and move on Friday, yes THIS Friday! Yeah not fun at all. But VERY well worth it! So to celebrate our move I have a giveaway for you! I teamed up with Angie from Hairspray and High Heels and 17 other bloggers to bring you this FABULOUS giveaway. Please make sure to read the Terms and Conditions before entering. GOOD LUCK!


    Open Internationally

    Ends at 11:59 EST on Monday, April 15th, 2013 




    Sunday, April 7, 2013

    Sunday Social #34


    What is your favorite outfit pin?

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    I just love this outfit! It could be perfect for  a girl's night out or for a hot date ;)
    What is your favorite food pin?

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    Every time I see this picture my water melts!
    What is your favorite wedding pin?

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    I just LOVE everything about this! Purple is my favorite color plus everything looks so simple and so elegant.
    What is your favorite DIY/craft pin?

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    I REALLY want to make these, they are extremely adorable :)
    What is your favorite quote/verse/lyric pin?

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    These quote is just right on. I love my dogs, they make me so happy. Which is funny because they can't answer me back when I talk to them, or  can understand everything that I say. YET somehow they manage to comfort me when I am down.
    Share on more random pin you love.

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    Because it never fails me to make me laugh!



    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    Palmolive Fresh Infusions [Voxbox}

    I received my Palmolive voxbox about a month and a half ago, and let me tell you I was REALLY impressed by it! First of all I received not one, not two but THREE bottles, and not only that but they were FULL sized.  And I also received some coupons.


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    When I first opened the box the first thing I thought was "how am I going to review this.?" I mean I am going to be honest with you I am, I am a college student. I buy whatever soap is on sale or just the cheapest, AND I just started "caring" about dish soaps not too long ago. So for this review I figured I would bring in an expert...



    My Mom :)


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     Here is what she had to say:

    • "Prove el nuevo jabon liquido para trastez PALMOLIVE INFUSIONS LIMA BASIL y PALMOLIVE FRESH INFUSIONS LEMON THYME, y me encanto su fragancia, y lo que rinden, deja los trastes limpios y sin ningun olor desagradable, en verdad los recomiendo son buenisimos. Ah comparacion del jabon que eh usado por tanto tiempo AJAX LIQUIDO OLOR A LIMON, este erinde mucho mas uso menos jabon para lavaer los trastes y no irrita mi piel, mis manos se sientes suaves definitavamente PALMOLIVE INFUSION sera mi nuevo jabon liquido de ahora en adelante la calidad es ecxelente y su olor es muy agradable"

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      Did any of you get that? Maybe a couple of you did but I'll just go ahead and translate it for ya'll :)

      "I tried the new liquid dish soap PALMOLIVE INFUSIONS: Lime basil and PALMOLOVE INFUSIONS: Lemon thyme, and I REALLY liked the way they smelled and how much they lasted. In comparison to other soaps that I have used for a very long time, like AJAX (lime) liquid soap.  I use less soap to wash the dishes and it doesn't irritate my skin, my hands feel soft after using it. PALMOLIVE INFUSION definitely will be my new liquid dish soap from now on. The quality is excellent and the smell is wonderful."


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    I gotta say that I agree with my Mom, I can really tell the differences between the soaps that I have used and this one. Of course this one has a much MUCH better quality and it really does last a long time and smells wonderful!

    Have you tried PALMOLIVE INFUSIONS yet? If so what do you think of it?