Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday Shout outs!!

I took an unplanned blogging hiatus for a bit. It wasn't just blogging it was giveaways too, I am struggling a bit to strike a balance between my newfound priorities. But I do have some exciting things I would love to share!


Two great gals have started their own reviews and giveaways, they snazzied up their blogs and have some AMAZING GIVEAWAYS. So you should all check them out, they really are two of the biggest sweethearts I know (well in cyberworld for now).

Boobies, Babies and a Blog Right now J has a Music Legs lingerie giveaway (ends today and I am determined to win), Yoyo lipgloss (ends tomorrow) and a Rachel Ray skillet, Huephoria wine glass and 15 mineral basics sample! Those all end later this week or next.

It's me Melbie! Has a charm factory that ends today. Eundies, Alex and Ani. I am excited as I have one charm factory and eundies already so I can finally enter one of her fab giveaways (what can I say I am an "ethical" giveway enterer)


One of the first giveaways I won was this FABULOUS Nivea/aquaphor/Eucerin basket from Ellen at Love that Max! A big thanks to Ellen and Nivea for such a great basket of stuff. There is so much in it I don't know what to do. I will be sharing some of the aquaphor baby stuff with a friend. I feel like the basket was destined for me. As some of you may know my mom passed away from skin cancer 11 years ago. Many of these products include the recommend daily SPF 15, and are designed for skin care protection and CARE! Ladies and gents I cannot emphasize this enough for you and your children, SUNSCREEN will save your life. I know everyone has their cause and this is mine. It takes one bad sunburn when you are young to develop into melenoma later in life. Melonoma is also one of the most genetic cancers out there, so if someone in your family has had it you should be getting checked every 6 months! Okay off my high horse, go check out Ellen's blog she keeps it real with some very uplifting and funny stories!


My final shout out goes to . I possibly cannot tell you who exactly told me about this site, but I know it was from someone's blog. I received my first paycheck and I haven't been shopping in honestly 2 months so I needed some form of retail therapy and naturally I gravitated towards shoes. I was browsing there and at my other fave smartbargains and ended up with 3 pairs of EXCELLENT shoes from 6pm for the price of the one pair of Carlos santana shoes I wanted from smartbargains. I am sharing the love because I don't think I have ever spent 55 bucks (including the shipping) on 3 splendid pairs of shoes! I'm not talking cheapos either, Steve Madden, Nine West and Hale Bob. Extra validated by the fact I spent that much on 3 amazing products and boyfriend spent the same amount on dinner and drinks that night that lasted all of 3 shoes last years and have far more benefits...will not go into that!

Okay happy sunday dolls!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Giveaway: Music Legs Lingerie

So I am totally thrilled to tell you about a friend's blog!! She's an awesome mom, friend woman and I'm so thoroughly excited she is starting to do her own reviews and giveaways. So you should definitely go check out Boobies, Babies & A blog and show her some love!

She just launched her first giveaway for the Music Legs Lingerie. Might be too risque for some, so if you aren't 18 or that's not your thing...well then I'll tweet extra times in your honor so I can win!! bow chicka wow wow!

No no just kidding, I want her to have great success so get your cute little butt over there and enter!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Want to Impress? Chicken Recipe

I had to own up to my Betty Crocker skills this past weekend. I love to cook but not as much as I love to bake. Either way it's a trial and error process with recipes and I hate to be disappointed. After lengthy conversation of What do you like? Oh wait more importantly what do you hate? The consensus was chicken. Okay chicken I felt like I could handle. But I honestly wanted to make something pasta...but pasta was by no means a favorite so off I went to find a recipe.

And gosh it was AMAZING, and easy and impressive. Even my father who thinks he should qualify for iron chef said it was perfect. So here ya go:

Chicken Provolone Rollups
  • 4 pieces Chicken Breast, Pounded Thin
  • 8 slices Provolone Cheese
  • 8 Tablespoons Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • 8 teaspoons Parmesan Cheese, Grated
  • 1 bottle (8 Oz. Bottle) Italian Dressing

Prep and Instructions: Mix bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese together. Set aside. Put 2 slices of provolone cheese on each chicken breast. Roll breasts up jelly roll fashion; dip each in dressing, then in the bread crumb mixture. Place in a Pyrex dish sprayed with non-stick spray. If necessary, to keep the chicken from unrolling, place a toothpick in each chicken breast. Bake at 450 degrees F for 25 minutes.

Now I made the above as is, but if you wanted to make it low fat you could use FF italian, reduced fat parmesan cheese and either whole wheat bread crumbs or fiber one bran cereal in the food processor with italian seasoning.

I also think it would be great made with pepperjack cheese! Either way, it's easy and impressive!

*Oh and I might add after my hour of searching...I find out last night that he loves lasagna..okay well you could have told me that and it would have been easier! lol

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Last Minute Giveaway: Eden Fantasies

Okay ladies, single or hitched this giveaway is JUST for you and well, it might delight your partner too! BUT you have to hurry because it ends TONIGHT AT 9PM EST.

Again it's over at Bella So Savvy (I mean she really does have fab giveaways). And it's for a $25 Gift card to Eden Fantasies and some Chocolate fantasy body powder (now does that not sound FUN?)

The great thing is that Eden fantasies has so much to offer for bedroom fun! But I won't recommend anything, I'll let you do the exploring on your own!

Happy winning dolls!

Giveaway: Shoes (they really are a girls best friend)

You are all in luck, I have the day off of work today which means I get to spend some extra time devoted to giveaways. Yup this is the part where I tell you the latest and greatest in giveaway land.

Secret no more: one of my favorite blogs is Bella so Savvy. It is very neat, doesn't take forever to load and easily navigable. Yes, I am a sucker for efficiency! What make's the blog so much better is that she always has some AWESOME giveaways! Oh and I'm not done yet, there are multiple ways to enter everyone, including the tweet everyday (my favorite!).

Now onto the good stuff, right now she has a SIXTY DOLLAR SHOEBUY GIVEAWAY! If you aren't a shoe whore like myself, well I am sure someone in your family is need of a new pair of shoes, you know how quick those children grow! But me? Well I'm selfish and if I win this I am going to buy some hot new shoes for spring/summer/in the bedroom. I don't know but you know they will be for moi! You can visit and check out their options. You can search by style, brand, size, the optio
ns are limitless!

My two faves are: The Jessica Simpson Josephine! and BCBGeneration Model-Passion Suede. (okay not springlike, but I have been dying for a pair of eggplant boots!)

Wordless Wednesday: Mother Nature's Cooler

Friday, February 5, 2010

My blog has been neglected

Oh how will I find the time!! So great news, I went back to work this week. It's amazing how things just worked out as well as they did. I wasn't all over the finding a job scene, and I think it may have fallen into place thanks again to wonderful connections. Although temporary, hopefully it leads to something full time. I am determined to prove that I can do the job and more when needed. The pay isn't exceptional but the benefits would be off the hook. Plus I could be making the same amount of money working 60 hours a week on a campaign, so the trade off is wonderful. All because it works with Reagan's schedule.

After 3 days I am exhausted, it is friday night I am laying in bed and yawning because I just need to get to sleep. I am sure after a week or two it will all fall into place, work, home, 'the relationship, giveaways, free time etc.

In the mean time I will just enjoy the moment.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Celebrity Collage by MyHeritage

MyHeritage: Family trees - Genealogy - Celebs - Collage - Morph

Reagan's 3rd Birthday

Someone is having trouble with the turning 3 thing, and it that would be me! I just cannot believe how much she has grown. She is 3 going on 15, throwing dirty looks left and right (no idea where she gets that) and pure girly attitude. As my friend Lauren, who teaches preschool, said: "I don't teach preschool, it's more like a room of 3 year olds who think they are in high school". For example here was one of our convo's last week:

Me: "Reagan, I'm busy and you will just have to hold on a minute"
Reagan: (stomps feet, crosses arms, pouts). "Ughhh, whatever Mom"
Me: (trying not to bust into hysterics) "excuse me, young lady *giggle* we do not talk like that"

Enjoy the pics from her party!