Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Im so excited to announce that SABigler is our winner! SABigler, please send me your mailing address so I can send you your beauty package! Yay for winners, and free stuff! Im just going to go out on a limb here and say that I think we found our new hot topic items. Beauty stuff. I shoulda guessed you would all love that stuff. I promise from now on there will be more beauty stuff given away in the future.
With that being said, we will be making our way to the San Diego County Fair tonight. I don't know what it is about the overly priced deep fried oreos, rickety rides, scantily clad middle schoolers with their massive amounts of inappropriate PDA, mixed with the fear of possibly getting my purse stolen and the huge ordeal parking and riding is, that calls me back every year. But it's in my blood. I have been going practically my whole life. Even when we moved away, we would make sure to go visit CA during the time of the Fair. It feels wrong to not go. And I love it.
Also, ps. I totally just scored a practically brand new dryer from Craigslist. Its being sold for $100 for a fundraiser. Um steal...
Happy Friday is right!
Thursday, June 28, 2012
I apologize for the MIAness lately. Since moving I have been without Internet for the past five days. The upside, I have been quite productive during the day. The downside, I have had to be productive during the day. .. Jk, Jk. But at nights I have been able to unwind to our lovely and extensive movie collection of about 30 movies. Well, I got through the chick flicks that never get old pretty quick. Sound of Music, Devil Wears Prada and The Holiday were all viewed in 2 days. One night I let The Hus choose and no surprise, he chose to start the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Extended version.... Let me just say 2 things, A) those movies aren't bad. Two thirds of the way through, six hours later and subtitles on. And B) I'm not sure if I am creeped out yet or thoroughly impressed by the fact that there are gobs of people out there who learn to speak Elvish (sorry fans if that's the wrong name for Elf-talk.) I must admit I am borderline becoming a LOTR fans. ( that's right, I totes just acronymned that crap.) But not so much that I'm going to inscribe something Elvish on my Tiffany Co. necklace. Not yet anyway. But who knows the trilogy's not over yet... I've got one more movie and probably 4 more hours to devote to that.
Anyway, here is what my life looks like right about now. Welcome, to the study. That's right, boxes, surfboards, toys, oh and uh, don't forget the potty training potty. Yikes. I hope you all feel my pain and forgive my mini hiatus.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
This post brought to you by éclos Skin Care. All opinions are 100% mine.
Hooray! I love free products and a giveaway. As some of you may or may not know, I recently turned 28. Ugh, late twenties. So disappointing. I am getting to the stage in my life where I am starting to think about stuff like "eye cream", and "fine lines." Seriously how did I get here? Lucky for me, right around my birthday the lovely people at éclos Skin Care, sent me some of their new products to try. Heres what they sent me.
Here's a little bit about Eclos.
"éclos features Apple Stem Cells extracted from a rare Swiss apple which have shown tremendous ability to stimulate skin stem cells, encouraging aging skin to behave like younger skin. Plant extracts, vitamins and anti-oxidants combine with the Apple Stem Cell technology to help minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and tired skin."
I really like the Instant Radiance Facial Scrub for its grittiness, the Restorative Eye Cream because really, anything helps and I loved the silkiness of the Skin Renewal Clay Mask. All of the products smelled like ginger snaps, and reminded me of Christmas, which isnt a bad thing. Ever. And the texture of that mask was amazing and felt great on my skin. If you dont know what a clay masks purpose is, its to draw off the oil from your skin and tighten your pores. Yes, please.
Oh, and they added a headband for washing the face. Which I actually thought was super thoughtful. I love little surprises like that. Pictured, is a little product rundown.
I think its refreshing to use a product without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, and petro-chemicals. Here is an embarrassing before picture, for your viewing pleasure.
And here is an after, I totally cheated and wore makeup in the "after."
Do I think that I noticed a huge difference after using it? Not necessarily, but I liked the product and would definitely consider buying some in the future. The Skin Renewal Mask for sure, especially since the package also comes with a $3 OFF coupon to use towards any regualr sized item. You can buy the mask at Ulta.com for $13, before the coupon. Not bad.
And before you get jealous that I got to try these items and you didnt.. I am giving away a trial package identical to my own. Thats right, headband included, to one lucky reader. All you have to do is follow my blog, and leave a comment stating which item you are most excited to try. Dont know how? Just ask.
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Please leave a separate comment per entry. Contest will run for one week! Good luck to you all!
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Heres whats making me drool, right now. Somebody get me a Xanax, pronto.
Click the images to shop the sale! Happy Hunting!
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King Size $109.95 (Ugh, LOVE this!)
Let me know if you got anything good! Id love to post your pics on the next Alert!
Or have you bought an item lately you could review for us? Lets hear it!
Monday, June 18, 2012
I make roasted vegetables quite often to go with our dinner and I have been able to broaden my vegetable horizon. Here is my most recent and probably favorite recipe slash concoction yet.
This is so delicious and so easy. I could eat it everyday!
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Then Jekyll takes over and I feel horrible. I need to be healthy, look better, exercise more, take better care of my body. I have to justify and tell myself that I am not a horrible person for wanting to use butter while I cook. Or if I want to have a steak, or a fish taco at a famous taqueria down here in San Diego, even if it is *gasp* deep fried. Or you know what else? The Hyde in me LOVES ice cream, deep fried ice cream at that. (ok, now I just sound like a slob, I dont eat everything deep fried) Its really hard these to days to not want to eat these glorious things.
Its even harder when your mother is hitting her mid life crisis and going super duper uber healthy on you. Guys, sometimes when my mom calls and asks what Im having for dinner, I dont tell her. I know she will be disappointed in me if I say pizza, or mashed potatoes, or anything cooked (for reals), not organic, not grass fed, not free range. Oh heavens, dont even get me started on how embarrassed I am to tell her I am eating something that came out of a bag or a box. Holy Hannah. I honestly think, she would be more disappointed in reading this post, than if she heard me using the word "crap." Conservative, remember? Im not perfect, especially not in the healthy eating category and you know, what? I probably never will be, actually, I dont want to be. Sorry mom, you and I are just going to have to accept me for who I am. Jekyll, Hyde and Janean.
xoxo, Janean Pin It
Friday, June 15, 2012
As I was getting ready to go out, I realized it had been FAR too many days since putting on any kind of make up. So of course, I took some pictures. Quite the occasion. And plus, we were eating out, at a place with a waiter. Which has also become quite the occasion these days. *sigh* Such is life.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
There are so many awesome and amazing functions with this digital scrapbook software. My favorite, is the ability to create and design your very own photo book, and have it printed and bound into a real book, all through the program. Super cool. Heres a little peek at what I did and my favorite features.. so far.
This photo is to demonstrate that you can design the look of the spine of your book. Which I thought was actually a pretty rad feature.
Lastly, I wanted to show you how the shape editor feature works. I think it is awesome. Below, I started with a ring shape, and then manipulated it, by pulling on the little square nodes or points. This was really fun! Not to mention easy.
This program was a real surprise in its feature and functionality areas. I just loved all the features. It can do so much and I havent even scratched the surface yet. If you are interested in using photoshop or illustrator for your projects, but dont really have the know how, or the $600 for the Adobe suites, then this might just be your next best bet. Its pretty awesome. I cant wait to make things, like cards, invitations, birthday announcements and whatever else my heart desires. I really feel like the only thing holding me back with this program. Is my imagination. For realz.
Now, onto you getting this, for FREE... The giveaway. I love giveaways. Who doesnt like free.. right?
One winner will receive, the full My Memories Suite Scrapbook Software.
Go to the My Memories website and leave a comment telling me what your favorite design is, from the "New Kits" section.
For extra entries:
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Now, that is a whole lotta opportunities to win some really cool stuff. I hope you take full advantage. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
Contest will run through the week. Ends next Wed June 20th
Didnt win? Do not fret..
The rest of you are still winners in my book, even if you dont win this one contest... With that being said if you buy using this coupon code, STMMMS72711 (copy and paste) you get $10 off the product, making it $30 instead of $40 and $10 credit towards the My Memories Suite Store.
Um, super cool. Thats a $20 value!
Good Luck All!!
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
Let me first start off by saying that I will never recommended anything to you guys that I dont believe in. Unless its a great deal, or a fantastic cause, or I really use it, used it and love it. You wont be hearing about it. Period.
With that being said, I was recently in contact with a great company. Campus Book Rentals. Not only do they rent out text books for college. Which is awesome, because text books are another couple hundred dollars on TOP of an already expensive tuition. And in most cases, you dont need these books forever, and you can hope to sell them back to the school, but most times, good luck. They are probably going to be outdated and using the next edition. Honestly I wish I knew about this company when I was in college, coulda saved me some bucks. You can see the price difference right here, between renting from Campus Book Rentals and buying the book. Buying the book would be like $150 and when I added it to my cart for rental, this is what showed up. $27.70 + FREE shipping both ways. Not bad.
Some perks with them are:
-save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
-free shipping both ways
-can highlight in the textbooks
-flexible renting periods
Heres a video on how the website works:
Now, whats so special about a book rental company, (besides saving cash) you ask? Well, the reason I like these guys is because they donate to Operation Smile, with every rental you make. Um, awesome! If you havent heard of Operation Smile, then get with the program!
Operation Smile is a super cool company. All over the world, children are born with a cleft lip. In some cases (most) the families of these children and babies can not afford to fix their lip. Thats where Operation Smile comes in. They give free surgeries to these children and save and change lives. Now, I am all about supporting people who are all about making a difference. Good on you, Campus Book Rentals.
Here is a quote from the Operation Smile website.